Biofabrication 2018 Conference:  Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site is NOW OPEN!

The annual meeting of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) will take place at the Congress Center in Würzburg, Germany, from October 28th to October 31st 2018. The objective of this conference is to provide a broad communication venue for multi-disciplinary scientists, researchers, industrial and medical sectors to exchange and disseminate the recent scientific discoveries, research, development and emerging applications in the field of biofabrication.

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site is now open. We encourage you to submit your latest research discoveries to share at the upcoming 2018 Biofabrication Conference. Please note that all submissions will be presented in a poster presentation format.

2018 Biofabrication Conference: ISBF Award Winners Announced

The ISBF Awards Committee is happy to announce the 2018 Award winners. The awards will be presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany. This information is also posted on the ISBF and 2018 Biofabrication Conference websites.

ISBF Senior Investigator Award

Vladimir Mironov, 3D Bioprinting Solutions and Sechenov Moscow Medical University, Moscow, Russia

ISBF Young Investigator Award

1st Place: Tiziano Serra, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

2nd Place: Lim Khoon Shen, University of Otago, New Zealand

3rd Place: Naomi Paxton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

ISBF Travel Award

1) Liliang Ouyang, Imperial College London, UK

2) Philipp Fisch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

3) Markus Lunzer, TU Wien, Austria

4) Agnes Dobos, TU Wien, Austria

5) Yong Sang Cho, Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea

6) Gianluca Cidonio, University of Southampton, UK

7) Giorgia Montalbano, Politecnico of Turin, Italy

8) César Roberto Alcalá Orozco, University of Otago, New Zealand

WFIRM Young Investigator Award at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

The WFIRM’s Awards Committee is happy to announce the 2018 Young Investigator Award winner. The award will be presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany. This information is also posted on the ISBF and 2018 Biofabrication Conference websites.

Winner: Kerstin Schneeberger, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2018 ISBF Election Update for the Board of Directors

The 2018 ISBF Election for the Board of Directors will be conducted electronically from September 15 – September 30, 2018. All members will receive a separate email to cast vote. Each candidate information will be posted on the ISBF website. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany, as well as posting on the ISBF website.

Click here to view the 2018 Board of Directors Election information. 

Note: Please register or renew membership online to participate in the election.

2018 ISBF Executive Board Election

The ISBF Board of Directors is happy to announce that Tim Woodfield, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, and Giovanni Vozzi have been unanimously selected as President-Elect, Secretary General, and Treasurer of ISBF, respectively. They will join James Yoo, incoming President, effective January 1, 2019 for a 3 year term ending on December 31, 2021. Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board members!

2020 Meeting Application is now live

The International Society for Biofabrication is now accepting meeting applications for year 2020. The ISBF Conference is usually held in October and needs to include the support of a Conference Organizing Committee. If you are interested, please complete the Meeting Host Application and return to Tim Woodfield at before September 14, 2018.

Click here to download the 2020 Meeting Host Application

10 Million Euro for Biofabrication Research in Germany

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) with the topic “Biofabrication: from the fundamentals to functional tissue models”. The new CRC will receive a total of €10 million in funding for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 January 2018, with the perspective of a maximum funding over 12 years after re-evaluation every 4 years.

The CRC was granted to a consortium between the universities of Würzburg, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Bayreuth. Spokesperson of the CRC is Prof. Jürgen Groll from the University of Würzburg (email: The CRC comprises 18 projects that are grouped in the three areas bioinks, method development and tissue models, with an initial focus in the advancememt of tailored bioinks and methodology for printing and characterization and the ultimate goal to generate functional human tissue equivalents.

PhD positions will be available from January 2018 on in different topics of biofabrication at the 3 universities. Contacts are Prof. Jürgen Groll (spokesman, contact person for the University of Würzburg), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (contact person for the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Thomas Scheibel (contact person for the University of Bayreuth).

Biofabrication 2018: Save The Date

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ISBF 2017 Election Results

ISBF announces its newest members to the Board of Directors:

  • John Fisher, University of Maryland, USA
  • Koichi Nakayama, Saga University, Japan
  • Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

For more details, visit our Board Members page. 

2017 Senior Scientist Winner announced: Dr. Wei Sun

Dr. Wei Sun, member of the ISBF, was selected as winner of the Senior Scientist Award. Congratulations! More information can be found HERE.

2017 Young Investigator Award Winners announced

The ISBF Awards Committee has thoroughly reviewed and selected the awardees for this years Young Investigator Awards. The winners of the ISBF awards are shown HERE.

2017 ISBF Election for the open Board Positions

An online election will be held to fill the 3 open Board of Directors positions at the ISBF between October 1 – October 14, 2017. Details about the 9 candidates and the election procedure can be found HERE.

Award information now available at the annual Biofabrication conference website!

This is a chance for young & senior investigators to apply for great awards. Visit the ISBF awards tab for more information.

Biofabrication journal celebrates another impact factor increase

The Biofabrication journal celebrates its new impact factor of 5.240! For mor information visit: HTTP://IOPSCIENCE.IOP.ORG/JOURNAL/1758-5090

University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

College Park, Md. — The University of Maryland announced today that it will lead a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Biomedical Technology Resource Center (BTRC) aimed at advancing techniques to create complex tissues and parts for the body, such as for organs and bone. The NIH awarded a $6.25 million grant to the newly established Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT), for which Rice University and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) will serve as key partners. Read more HERE.

Biofabrication Conference 2017

The 2017 Biofabrication conference will be held in Beijing, china on October 15-18. AlI information is now available on the BIOFABRICATION 2017 WEBSITE or HERE


Congratulations to President of the ISBF, Jos Malda

Dr. ir. jos malda, president of the international society for biofabrication, is now professor of translational regenerative medicine and head of research at the department of orthopaedics at utrecht university. he is also professor of translational regenerative medicine at the department of equine sciences at utrecht university.

New attendance record

The International Conference for Biofabrication 2016 has broken last years attendance record. With the community growing steadily, we are looking forward to next years biofabrication conference which will be held in beijing, china.